Treatment of lines and wrinkles

Azzalure is a botulinum toxin type-A specifically designed for use in aesthetic indications.  Azzalure is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows) seen at frown, in adult patients under 65 years, when the severity of these lines has an important psychological impact on the patient.

Patient Information

Azzalure uses the toxin produced by the bacteria.  The amount of toxin used is minimal and generally well tolerated in clinical trials.  The toxin temporarily weakens the muscles responsible for developing facial expression lines caused by muscle activity.  Static facial lines, e.g. those due to sun damage, will not usually respond to treatment with Botulinum Toxin, as they are not caused by muscle activity.

Azzalure is licensed for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe vertical lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and is injected into the skin to reduce these lines.  You are having these injections because the severity of your lines has had an important psychological impact on you.

Treatment is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

After treatment with Azzalure® you should start to see an improvement within 2 to 3 days, however the full effect can take up to 30 days.  The benefits of treatment usually last between 3 and 4 months, but can vary depending on your individual response.

The most common side effects of Azzalure® are headache and injection reactions e.g. redness, swelling, irritation, rash, itching, numbness, pain, discomfort, stinging, bruising and bleeding.  Normally these reactions are mild to moderate, reversible and occur in the first week after treatment.  There is also a small possibility of slight dropping of the eyelid or visual problems.

Very rarely, Botulinum Toxin may result in muscle weakness away from the site of injection.

Please call the practice for more information